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Lattice Models for Fluctuating Hydrodynamics in Granular and Active Matter

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D thesis by the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  • Investigates the complex collective behaviour of non-equilibrium systems of granular and active matter

  • Relates microscopic properties of a few particles to the macroscopic collective motion of the whole system


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Granular and Active Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro Manacorda
      Pages 3-30
    3. Alessandro Manacorda
      Pages 31-66
    4. Alessandro Manacorda
      Pages 67-98
  3. Fluctuating Hydrodynamics of Granular and Active Matter: Lattice Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Alessandro Manacorda
      Pages 101-133
    3. Alessandro Manacorda
      Pages 135-148
    4. Alessandro Manacorda
      Pages 149-172
    5. Alessandro Manacorda
      Pages 173-175
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 177-200

About this book


This book investigates the common nature of granular and active systems, which is rooted in their intrinsic out-of-equilibrium behavior, with the aim of finding minimal models able to reproduce and predict the complex collective behavior observed in experiments and simulations. Granular and active matter are among the most studied systems in out-of-equilibrium statistical physics. 

The book guides readers through the derivation of a fluctuating hydrodynamic description of granular and active matter by means of controlled and transparent mathematical assumptions made on a lattice model. It also shows how a macroscopic description can be provided from microscopic requirements, leading to the prediction of collective states such as cooling, swarming, clustering and the transitions among them. The analytical and numerical results shed new light on the physical connection between the local, microscopic properties of few particles and the macroscopic collective motion of the whole system.


Active Matter Flucuating Hydrodynamics Lattice Models Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics Nonequilibrium Phase Transition Collective State Cooling Collective State Swarming Collective State Clustering

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SapienzaRomeItaly

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